Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants

by Rebecca L. Johnson

Hardcover(Library Binding)



A fly lands on a plant's shimmering leaf. But when the insect tries to leave, it can't. The leaf's sticky surface has the fly trapped! As the fly struggles to escape, the leaf starts to move. Slowly, small hairs on the leaf fold in around the fly and the plant devours the insect. Flies, moths, and gnats make a perfect meal for some carnivorous plants. Others eat spiders, worms, and pill bugs. Some large carnivorous plants have even eaten rats and mice! Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822565635
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Nature Watch Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Amazing Carnivorous Plants     5
A World of Hungary Plants     10
When A Leaf Is Not a Leaf     14
Passive Traps: Sticky Pads and Pitfalls     19
Active Traps: Tricky Traps That Move     28
Life Cycles     37
Carnivorous Plants and People     41
Glossary     44
Selected Bibliography     45
Websites     46
Further Reading     46
Index     47

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